Person:Richard More (5)

Captain Richard More
  1. Captain Richard More1614 - 1692
m. 20 Oct 1636
m. Abt 1678
Facts and Events
Name[1] Captain Richard More
Gender Male
Christening[1] 13 Nov 1614 Shipton, Shropshire, England
Marriage 20 Oct 1636 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Christian Hunter
Marriage Abt 1678 to Jane Unknown
Death[2] 1692 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q7327885?
Burial[2] Burying Point Cemetery, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

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Richard More (1614c. 1694/1696) was born in Corvedale, Shropshire, England and was baptised at St. James parish church in Shipton, Shropshire on 13 November 1614. Richard and his three siblings were at the center of a mystery in early 17th century England that caused early genealogists to wonder why the More children's father, believing him to be Samuel More, would send his very young children away to the New World on the Mayflower in the care of others. It was in 1959, that the mystery was explained. Jasper More, a descendant of Samuel More prompted by his genealogist friend, Sir Anthony Wagner, searched and found in his attic a 1622 document, which detailed the legal disputes between Katherine More and Samuel More and what actually happened to the More children. It is clear from these events that Samuel did not believe the children to be his offspring. To rid himself of the children, he arranged for them to be sent to the Colony of Virginia. Due to bad weather, the Mayflower finally anchored in Cape Cod Harbor in November 1620 where one of the More children died soon after; another died in early December and yet another died later in the first winter. Only Richard survived, and even thrived, in the perilous environment of early colonial America, going on to lead a very full life.

Richard became a well known sea captain who helped deliver supplies to various colonies which were vital to their survival, travelled over Atlantic and West Indies trade routes and fought in various early naval sea battles. He and other Mayflower survivors were referred to in their time, as "First Comers", who lived in the perilous times of what was called "The Ancient Beginnings" of the New World adventure. Richard More lived through a significant part of early American history of which there is still very little known.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard More, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:1283-1287.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard More, in Find A Grave.
  3.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:229.

    RICHARD, Plymouth, brot. by Elder Brewster, with a br. both as serv. in the Mayflower, 1620, and the br. d. in few wks.; at the div. of cattle 1627, when the name of every man, woman, and ch. is giv. he was still assort. with Elder Brewster; but by Gov. Bradford's Hist. 451, we are taught that he. m. and in 1651 had four or five ch. liv. as if he had lost one or more. It is vain to regret, that the Gov.
    did not mention the names of the ch. or the mo. Perhaps he rem. to one of the newer settlem. for Winsor's Duxbury tells that he sold his land 1637, and I am convinc. aft. long search that he is the Richard by Deane, in Hist; of Scituate, call. Mann, as the other four passeng. with this bapt. name of Richard, were all then adult. See Mann.

  4.   Richard More (Mayflower passenger), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
The Mayflower (1620)
The Mayflower was the first settlement voyage to New England, carrying primarily English Separatists known as Pilgrims. It was destined for the mouth of the Hudson River, but landed at Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts.
Sailed: 6 Sep 1620 from Southampton, England under Captain Christopher Jones
Arrived: 11 Nov 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts
After spending the winter aboard ship, the surviving passengers moved ashore on 21 Mar 1621.
Next Vessel: The Fortune (1621)

104; 24 families left descendants (Full List)
Pilgrim Families: Allerton (Asst. Gov. Isaac) - Bradford (Gov. William) - Brewster (Rev. William) - Chilton - Cooke - Fuller (Edward) - Fuller (Samuel) - Priest - Rogers - Sampson - Tilley (Edward) - Tilley (John) - White - Winslow (Edward)
Other Families and Servants: Alden - Billington - Browne - Doty - Eaton - Hopkins - Howland - Mullins - Soule - Standish (Capt. Miles) - Warren - Winslow (Gilbert)

Resources: Primary Sources: Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation - Mourt's Relation - Pilgrim Hall (wills and other contemporary documents)
Wikipedia: Mayflower (voyage) - Passenger List - Pilgrims - Plymouth Colony - Captain Christopher Jones